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Thrifted Clothes

January 19, 2011

I found this shirt a few weeks ago at the thrift store, and I just keep loving it more and more.  I think it was $2.  As I have looked through Creamie’s clothes I realized that I kind of have a thing for the kitschy embroidered clothes from foreign coutries.  I have a dress I brought home from Russia, my sister brought me a beautiful shirt for Creamie from her trip to Hungary, and my other sister brought me a pretty blue dress/shirt from her recent Mexico trip.  And I have a few more that I’ve picked up at the thrift store.

El Salvador Shirt

I never thought I’d be that mom, but I kind of like them on Creamie.  And, if we are being honest, 90% of her clothes come from the thrift store or a second hand kids clothes store.  I just can’t bring myself to pay $24 for a pair of jeans for her when I can find the same pair next year at the thrift store for $4.  I’ll take the 20 I saved and spend it on… well other stuff at the thrift store I guess.  Ha!

[ She really wanted a ride on her daddy’s briefcase at lunch today.  It was pretty hilarious. ]

This shirt needed a little work before she could wear it.  The head opening wasn’t big enough to go over her much smaller than average noggin.  So I made a slit down the back and sewed some thin bias binding along the opening to finish the edges and make a cute tie.  Looking at it now I can’t tell that it didn’t come that way.

Chilling out in the sunshine

I’ve got quite a little stack of thrifted clothes for me to refashion for myself.  One of my goals this year was to refashion something for me, and I hope to get cracking on it soon.  Right after I find my sewing mojo… it has gone missing since Christmas.  And I really need to find it, like yesterday, because Creamie’s birthday is next week and I have some projects to do!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Mickelle permalink
    January 19, 2011 4:10 pm

    Since our move out to Nebraska for my husbands school, I have come to love second hand store for kids. Our Once Upon A Child has a great selection and it makes it so I can still buy cute clothes for a whole lot cheaper! How can a husband get mad at that?! 🙂

  2. Peg permalink
    January 19, 2011 4:23 pm

    The top is ADORABLE on Creamie, and I’m with you on the kitschy (really???) embroidered clothes from foreign countries. Those, and mandarin-style collars. I love the bright colorful embroidery, the smock-styled or peasant-styled tops, and must admit I catch a bit of grief over that from my friends. Ask me if I care. 🙂

  3. January 19, 2011 8:41 pm

    I get the whole “lost the sewing mojo since Christmas”, mine left with Santa too. 😉

    As for second hand clothes, I have all boys and finding second hand boys clothes w/o holes or stains is a challenge. I make myself feel better by the fact that all four boys wear the clothes so by the time the youngest wear’s them, they’ve recouped their cost. And now the oldest is bigger than me, so MY wardrobe just doubled. 😀

    Love the shirt btw – do you think it comes in my size?

  4. January 19, 2011 9:45 pm

    Yes, you do have some projects to do! hehe, I know something you don’t know.

    Love Creamie’s thrifted top, it is so cute. Too bad I didn’t know you 10 years ago – I sent so many adorable clothes to charity from D. I used to buy all my kid’s clothes 2nd hand (especially boy jeans!), but now that we’ve hit the teens, some people have some pretty strong opinions about what they will wear.

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